With stopper Joe Hart unavailable to face Manchester City in the Premier League next week, young keeper Nathan Trott is set to be on the substitutes’ bench for a second time this campaign.
And the 19-year-old is now focused – after an impressive performance between the sticks against Arsenal – on doing enough to catch manager David Moyes’ eye.
He said: “The season is not over for us yet; Hopefully now I get opportunities to train with the first team and hopefully I can do that and at least get on the bench for them.
“It’s always good that you’re getting noticed against the top teams like I did against Arsenal on Friday and it’s always good to keep the good form going and putting in good personal performances.
“It’s been a really positive season; we’ve beaten big teams – Man United, Everton, Liverpool, Man City… We’ve competed with Chelsea and we have a lot of points and one of our objectives was to finish top six and hopefully we have done enough to have done that.
Sunday, April 22, 2018
Bermuda All-Stars Fall To Oakville
Bermuda All-Stars 1 Oakville Blue Devils 2
A Bermuda All-Star Squad featuring Premier and First Division players during the 2017/18 Season went down 2 – 1 to the Oakville Blue Devils at the BAA Field.
Bermuda All-Stars Starting Line Up: Shaquille Trott, Kadeem Abraham, Marquel Waldron, Jahiem Iris, Idress Sharieff, Antwan Russell, Shakir Smith, Damon Ming, Angelo Simmons, Keishan Bean, Ian Simmons - Oakville Blue Devils Starting Line Up: Karman Saini, Steven Lovell, Konner McNamara, Victor Gallo, Filipe Vilela, Braden Culver, Taylor McNamara, Marco Gennaccaro, Anthony Doran, Hitesh Joshi, Anthony Novak
In the second game of the Bermuda Triangle Cup saw the Oakville Blue Devils jump out to an early lead when Vilela converted from the penalty spot in the 23rd minute after a foul was committed.
The Oakville Blue Devils would double the lead in the 43rd minute when Braden Culver scored from close range.
The Bermuda All-Stars would pull a goal back in the 62nd minute when Antwan Russell found the back of the net.
The Bermuda All-Star team went in search of the equalizer but fell short.
Saturday, April 21, 2018
Bermuda European Footballers Round Up
A 1 - 1 draw with Reggie Lambe’s Carlisle United was sufficient to clinch promotion for Luton, sparking wild celebrations amongst their 1,404 travelling fans at Brunton Park.
Lambe was an unused substitute in the game.
Carlisle United had threatened to spoil the party when they took an early lead through a Danny Grainger penalty, but Olly Lee snatched the vital equalizer for Luton in the second half.
Dante Leverock and his JK Navra Trans teammate drew 2 – 2 with Tallinna Kalev in Estonia Premier League action.
Tallinna Kalev took the lead in the 39th minute when Kaspar Laur scored, but Dmitry Barkov equalized for JK Navra Trans in the 42nd minute and then three minutes later on the stroke of half time Barkov would score again to send Leverock and his teammates into the break leading 2 – 1.
The only goal of the second half came in the 59th minute when Kevin Raabis scored for Tallinna Kalev ending the game at 2 – 2.
Willie Clemons and his Bodens BK Teammates went down 4 – 1 to Timrå.
Bodens BK took the lead in the 14th minute when Jack Serrant-Green scored from close range following a free kick. Four minutes later Cevin Dotson would equalize for Timrå. Timrå took the lead after 26 minutes as Mehmed Hafizovic broke through on the right, leaving the entire defense trailing in his wake. Ten minutes later, Robin Bergman made it 3-1.
Boden BK came out very strong at the start of the second half and had three sharp chances in the first five minutes, including a shot by Clemons. But instead, Timrå stole through and Hafizovic would score his second goal for the day.
Friday, April 20, 2018
Bermuda Football Association 2018 Awards
The Bermuda Football Association hosted their 2018 Awards Ceremony.
The Premier Division Player of the Year was Marco Warren from the PHC Zebras, while Dion Stovell from the Paget Lions was named the First Division Player of the Year.
Scott Morton from the PHC Zebras was named the Premier Division Coach of the Year, while Robert Lee from Paget was named the First Division Coach of the Year.
Thursday, April 19, 2018
Bermuda Defeat Oakville at the Sports Center
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This friendly match at the National Sports Center sees a Bermuda National select team take on the Oakville Blue Devils.
Bermuda National Select Team Starting Line Up: Jahquil Hill, Lejuan Simmons, Daren Usher, Donte Brangman, Osagi Bascome, Marco Warren, Aaron Spencer, Jaylon Bather, Jarye Bean, Naeem Griffith, Cecoy Robinson Oakville Blue Devils Starting Line Up: Matt George, Konner McNamara, Victor Gallo, Filipe Vilela, Taylor McNamara, Marco Gennaccaro, Khody Ellis, Brandon Duarte, Logan Poderbarec, Hitesh Joshi, Anthony Novak
With both teams spending time feeling each other out the Oakville Blue Devils would enjoy the better of the possession, Brandon Duarte would let a shot from some 25 yards out go just wide.
Filipe Vilela had a header from some 10 yard out go straight into the arms of Bermuda goalkeeper Jahquil Hill.
Bermuda would however take the lead when Lejuan Simmons scored in the 35th minute, a ball forward saw Cecoy Robinson challenge the Oakville goalkeeper Matt George, who could not hold onto the ball and hit fell to the feet of Simmons who slammed his shot past a defender on the goalline and into the back of the net.
Vilela equalized for Oakville in the 42nd minute when he squeezed between two Bermuda defenders to score a header from a corner.
The second half proved much like the first with Oakville having a lot of possession, but not forcing many saves, both teams made constant changes to their line up with substitutes coming in fast.
Deondre Wainwright had a chance to give Bermuda the lead, but his shot from just outside the box went well over the top with the goalkeeper stranded on the edge of the box.
A foul on the edge of the Bermuda box resulted in a free kick for the Oakville Blue Devils, but the shot hit the wall with Bermuda substitute goalkeeper Quinaceo Hunt collecting.
In stoppage time Osagi Bascome had a long range strike that just went over the bar. Just as the announcer was stating that if the game was to end 1 – 1 it would be decided, Lejuan Simmons would score his second and Bermuda’s second, and a minute later Bermuda would score again with Jenico Seley finding the back of the net.